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Mar 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
eilperin broke this story for the "washington post" and she joins me now. welcome to the newshour. >> thanks so much. >> so why is the obama administration doing this, putting these proposals out there? >> there are a couple of reasons. one is the fact that they are requiring vehicles to be cleaner in the years ahead. they've basically reduced greenhouse-gas emissions from these vehicles. and so you will see between 2016 and 2025, the vehicles are going to become much more efficient, get more pes -miles per gall. so one of the things automakers are asking for is for cleaner fuels because the sulfur in gasoline really affects the catalytic converter and makes it less efficient, results in more tailpipe emissions. so they actually have an incentive to have cleaner fuel. >> so i was going to say, it is interesting who is in favor of this, it is not just the environmental advocates, it's the car manufacturers. >> absolutely. the car manufacturers who already basically have to comply with these rules in california, which is a huge part of the u.s. market, have asked for uniformity. and
Apr 5, 2013 4:30pm PDT
all of them in our funds. >> excellent. have a great weekend. >>> the obama administration is set to release the budget proposal next week and for first time the president's spending plan is said to include specific entitlement cuts, notably to social security. john harwood joins us from washington now with more. tell us about what the president is likely to propose. >> reporter: what he's doing, tyler, is embodying the last offer he made to house speaker boehner when they were negotiating around the fiscal cliff in december into his formal budget proposal. so for example, the so-called chain cpi for social security is in his proposal. that will reduce future payments and because of the effect on tax brackets cause some people's ta taxes to go up to some degree. this is a president saying, see, i'm willing to compromise and all the flak he's getting only serves to underscore his argument. he's hoping to convince them to come to the table. >> will republicans go along with the idea that there's a revenue raise here as a result that people -- they'll be moved in the higher tax brack
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